FBI director to let top Republican WATCH on Biden’s ‘criminal scheme’ document: Chris Wray offers compromise on ‘$5 million bribery’ memo to avoid contempt charges
- Unclassified internal FD-1023 form apparently details an ‘arrangement’ to exchange money for political decisions, Republicans said
- They issued a subpoena for the document last month and threatened to detain FBI Director Chris Wray
The FBI will allow oversight committee leaders to view Form FD-1023, which they say proves President Biden was involved in a $5 million criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national.
Unclassified internal form FD-1023 apparently details an “arrangement” to exchange money for political decisions, Republicans said and issued a subpoena last month.
Oversight Chairman James Comer and Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, spoke by phone with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday and Wray offered to let Comer and Ranking Member Jamie Raskin see the documents at the headquarters of the FBI in an effort to stave off Comer’s threat to hold Wray in contempt of Congress.
But Comer remained dissatisfied and said he would continue to despise Wray if he did not return the document to the full committee.
Oversight Chairman James Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, spoke by phone with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday
“We have made it clear that anything other than the production of these documents to the House Oversight Committee is inconsistent with the subpoena,” Comer said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Chairman Kevin McCarthy backed Comer’s threat of contempt – telling Fox and Friends he was “ready” to move forward with the prosecution.
“We have jurisdiction over the FBI, that they seem to act like we don’t. I personally called Director Wray and told him he had to send this document. Today is the deadline,” McCarthy said.
Tuesday marks the deadline for the FBI to turn over an internal document that Republicans say shows President Joe Biden was involved in a $5 million ‘criminal’ scheme with a foreign national
Comer alleges China indirectly paid up to 12 Biden family members in exchange for policy decisions
A whistleblower has come forward with astonishing claims that a dossier “includes an accurate description of how the alleged criminal scheme (involving Biden) was used as well as its purpose,” the Republicans said.
It was an explosive update in Republicans’ aggressive “influence peddling” investigation of the Biden family.
The House Oversight Committee has accused several members of the Biden family – including Hunter and Hallie – of being involved in “shady” business deals where they took advantage of the family name.
The subpoena specifically orders the FBI Director to produce “all FD-1023 forms, including in all open, closed, or restricted case files created or moderated in June 2020, containing the term ‘Biden,’ including including all attachments and accompanying documents to these FD-1023 forms.’
As part of the ever-growing investigations against Hunter Biden, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have also reviewed IRS documents and suspicious activity reports (SARs) that they say prove the Biden familyOnce, corruption and influence peddling have benefited at least 12 family members.
Comer said last month that there would be no one “for a Christmas photo” because “the entire Biden family” is trapped in the financial enrichment scheme.
According to SARs reviewed by Comer’s committee, he previously confirmed that President Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, and his son Beau’s widow, Hallie Biden, benefited from the foreign trade deals.
Another IRS whistleblower recently came forward claiming that a senior Biden administration official interfered with the DOJ’s special counsel investigation into Hunter Biden led by U.S. Attorney David Weiss of the Delaware.
DailyMail.com has previously confirmed that the “senior official” in question is Garland.
Garland vouched for Weiss’s independence and testified before Congress that the investigation was conducted impartially.
“He has been advised that he should not be denied anything he needs,” Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee recently. “I haven’t heard anything from this office suggesting that they are unable to do all that the US attorney wants to do.”
Weiss is reportedly about to wrap up the four-year investigation into the president’s son’s alleged tax and gun crimes.
The US attorney met with officials at DOJ headquarters in Washington, DC, last week – another signal that the investigation may soon be winding down.